Author: Wei

  • Van Dieman’s Apricot on Rhodia

    Van Dieman’s Apricot on Rhodia

    Ink Apricot is from Van Dieman’s Harvest series which celebrates the colourful produce grown in Tasmania. The ink is a pale orange that makes me think about pastoral sunsets and babies. I find this ink just about readable and obviously is more readable on white paper than cream-coloured paper. It shades well. However the high […]

  • Diamine Prussian Blue on Leuchtturm1917

    Diamine Prussian Blue on Leuchtturm1917

    Ink Diamine Prussian Blue is a unsaturated blue-black that feels a little on the dry side in a fine nib. It feels fine in a medium nib. This wasn’t the colour that came to mind when I think of Prussian blue so I was a bit disappointed when I first used it. This colour made […]

  • Monteverde Sapphire on Rhodia

    Monteverde Sapphire on Rhodia

    Ink Monteverde Sapphire is a vibrant blue. It shades beautifully and has a wet flow. There is the tiniest bit of sheen in the darker areas where the ink had pooled, it is not obvious unless you are looking really hard. There is a tiny bit of bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. Writing Sample This is […]

  • My fountain pen drawings in 2020

    My fountain pen drawings in 2020

    A lookback at what I drew using fountain pens last year. Sometimes I am inspired by the ink colour, sometimes I just want to draw. In total, I did 12 drawings which averaged out to one a month. I only post the drawings on my Instagram account because I thought it would be neater this […]

  • Monteverde Scotch Brown on Rhodia

    Monteverde Scotch Brown on Rhodia

    Ink Based on the name, I assumed Monteverde Scotch Brown will be the colour of whiskey. Instead the colour makes me think of chocolate and coffee. The ink has a wet flow and is easy to clean out of the pen. Personally, I find it difficult to use this ink for long because I keep […]

  • My notebook setup for 2021

    My notebook setup for 2021

    At the beginning of this year, I bought a Traveler’s Company Traveler’s Notebook in passport size. At that time, I didn’t have high hopes. I haven’t used a notebook since I left school and the thought of using one frequently, much less carrying around with me, would be something that stick. But stick it did. […]

  • Monteverde Sapphire on Midori MD

    Monteverde Sapphire on Midori MD

    Ink Monteverde Sapphire is a vibrant blue. It shades beautifully and has a wet flow. There is the tiniest bit of sheen in the darker areas where the ink had pooled, it is not obvious unless you are looking really hard.. Writing Sample This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Disclaimer: This ink […]

  • Diamine Prussian Blue on Traveler’s Company notebook

    Diamine Prussian Blue on Traveler’s Company notebook

    Ink Diamine Prussian Blue is a unsaturated blue (blue black?) that feels a little on the dry side in a fine nib. It feels fine in a medium nib. This wasn’t the colour that came to mind when I think of Prussian blue so I was a bit disappointed when I first used it. This […]

  • Monteverde Scotch Brown on Midori MD

    Monteverde Scotch Brown on Midori MD

    Ink Based on the name, I assumed Monteverde Scotch Brown will be the colour of whiskey. Instead the colour makes me think of chocolate and coffee. The ink has a wet flow and is easy to clean out of the pen. Personally, I find it difficult to use this ink for long because I keep […]

  • Diamine Prussian Blue on Rhodia

    Diamine Prussian Blue on Rhodia

    Ink Diamine Prussian Blue is a unsaturated blue (blue black?) that feels a little on the dry side in a fine nib. It feels fine in a medium nib. This wasn’t the colour that came to mind when I think of Prussian blue so I was a bit disappointed when I first used it. This […]